There is a certain very good looking movie star in town filming his latest movie. Who may this gorgeous star be? George Clooney!!! He's been all over St. Louis, and I love hearing these updates as to where he is around town. It didn't even dawn on me that there may be other stars running around town, apparently Jason Bateman is in this movie. Well George's costar (not Jason Bateman) came into Knitty Couture twice in the past week, once was while I was working and she was there picking up some yarn to make some hats. One of the hats was for her very cute newborn son. After talking to her about what it was going to look like I decided to try and replicate it. I don't really know if what I got as the outcome is what she will be getting, but I think mine turned out pretty cute either way. So here is the pattern...
Yarn: Blue Skies Alpaca Sportweight Alpaca, one skein each of two colors. If you want a single color hat it may take more than one skein, but I don't know for sure.
This hat is worked flat and then seamed up the side and then joined and seamed at the top.
Cast on 72 stitches with color A and work in garter stitch for 13 ridges (26 rows).
Switch to color B and work in garter stitch for 18 more ridges (36 rows).
Bind off and seam the sides (short sides).
For the top fold the hat in half and in the middle using a piece of yarn and a tapestry needle connect the sides, I did this by just tying a knot. Then fold the hat in half the other way do the same connecting the other sides. The top then looks like an X. I left the tops open on my hat, with only that center closure. You can very easily seam the four open parts together. I figure it's spring here in St. Louis and alpaca is already very warm so I would leave it open, but do what you want.
I hope this pattern works for any of you that decide to give it a go. I think it would also look very cute if you doubled the amount of ridges for color A and then folded that edge up.